Police responding to a disturbance at a downtown business ended up arresting and charging a local man after he resisted arrest and assaulted two police officers.
At approximately 11:17 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019, officers responded to a disturbance at a local social services provider in the downtown core. Upon arrival, police located the accused man standing outside the business, demonstrating obvious signs of being impaired by alcohol. The accused man began to stumble towards the roadway, where there was heavy traffic, and so police attempted to arrest him, both for his own safety, and for being intoxicated in a public place. The accused man, however, pulled away and “took up a fighting stance,” according to a press release from Kingston Police on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019.
Police proceeded to arrest the accused, who was actively resistant throughout the process. While the accused was being searched, he spat blood in the face of one of the officer. The accused man, still resisting, then spat in the face of a second officer who had arrived to assist with the arrest.
The 21-year-old Kingston man was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, and breach of probation.